REIGNING CHAMPION JORINA BAARS vs. CHANTAL UGHI
The last woman to beat Cris Cyborg, Jorina Baars returns to the
Lion Fight ring to attempt first title defense February 20, 2015
TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, DEC. 15 THROUGH Foxwoods.com
LION FIGHT 20 Airs Live on AXS TV at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT
Las Vegas, NV – Lion Fight Promotions CEO Scott Kent today announced that Lion Fight’s World Welterweight Champion Jorina Baars, the last woman ever to defeat MMA superstar Cris Cyborg, will take on Chantal Ughi in the main event championship bout for LION FIGHT 20, Friday, February 20, 2015 live from Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Tickets for LION FIGHT 20 go on sale Monday, December 15 through Foxwoods.com or by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available by visiting the Foxwoods Resort Casino box office.
LION FIGHT 20 airs live on AXS TV starting at a special time, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The broadcast will feature play-by-play and color commentary by UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator Michael “The Voice” Schiavello.
Jorina Baars (36-0) made her American debut in a break through performance at LION FIGHT 14 when she beat Cyborg via unanimous decision. This hard-earned victory shocked and impressed fight fans all over the world, and instantly put the undefeated fighter from the Netherlands on the combat sports map in the United States. Baars will return to the Muay Thai ring February 20 to attempt her first Lion Fight title defense and keep her perfect record intact.
Chantal Ughi (32-14-0) has fought Jorina before in 2009 with Jorina winning by split decision in a close match. Since then both have gained more experience and have improved. Chantal is a multi-time world champion and has had over 50 fights in her career.
In the LION FIGHT 20 action-packed co-main event, Chris Mauceri will take on Thai fighter Sittisak in a men’s 143 lbs. full Muay Thai rules bout.
Mauceri (7-1) is a star on the rise that has stood with some of the best Muay Thai fighters in the U.S. He fought Kevin Ross, who is the reigning Lion Fight Super Lightweight Champion, and defeated Coke Chunhawat who has over 150 fights on record. In this fight, he showed how much he improved his Muay Thai skills within just months since taking his first professional loss from Kevin Ross.
Sittisak (65-12) originally from Bangkok, Thailand, now fights out of Atlanta in the Top Thai gym. Sittisak made his debut at the first-ever Lion Fight event February 12, 2011 when he took on Kevin Ross. The bout went down as one of Lion Fight’s best ever because of the pair’s back and forth full Muay Thai rules battle. At LION FIGHT 20, Mauceri now takes on a young, aggressive and also highly technical opponent in Sittisak.
The live televised card for LION FIGHT 20 also includes east coast favorites Tim Amorim, Tom Evans, Julio Pena, and west coast signed fighters Jason Andrada and Gaston Bolanos. The main card includes:
123 lbs. Bout: Jason Andrada (Las Vegas, NV) vs. John Nofer (Philadelphia, PA)
140 lbs. Bout: Tom Evans (Central Fall, RI) vs. Julio Pena (Boston, MA)
135lbs. Bout: Tim Amorim (Philadelphia, PA) vs. Bryce Lawrence (Naples, FL)
143 lbs. Bout: Gaston Bolanos (Dublin, CA) vs. TBD
*All bouts live and subject to change
About Lion Fight Promotions
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lion Fight Promotions, LLC is the world’s premier Muay Thai organization. Founded in 2010 by owner and Chief Executive Officer Scott Kent, Lion Fight is the most active promoter of Muay Thai events and stands as the largest standup combat sports organization in North America. Sponsored by Singha Beer, the exclusive and official beer of Lion Fight, its full Muay Thai rules events are televised live nationally to over 45 million homes as part of AXS TV’s long-running Friday Night Fights series. The first-ever professional combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events, Lion Fight is dedicated to growing Muay Thai in America and to presenting world-class events stacked with the best fighters in the sport.
About AXS TV Fights
AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and kickboxing events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and five-time MMA world champion Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage every Friday night at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. AXS TV Fights can be found online, on Facebook and on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also carried in Canada and the Caribbean.
About Foxwoods ® Resort Casino
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